Prof. Dr. Lutz Käppel

ROOTS full member

Leibnizstraße 8, R. 525
Phone: +49 431 880-2237
Telefax: +49 431 880-2286

My research covers a broad range of subjects in Ancient Greek literature, philosophy, and science: Archaic and Classical Greek poetry, especially Lyric poetry, Plato, ancient mathematics and astronomy, but also the reception of antiquity, especially the reception of ancient philosophy by Friedrich Schleiermacher. A special interest of mine, which connects me to the research agenda of ROOTS, is the interplay between ancient knowledge domains represented in written texts and the archaeological remains of material culture. A third field of interest is the modern theoretical grounding of Altertumswissenschaft, which both structures my disciplinary work and forms a distinct field of research of its own.


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